Lot 108 - 1997 Rover Mini Cooper
|Odometer reading||68,600 miles|
|Result||Sold - £7,358|
- Engine rebuilt and upgraded to 1350cc
- From a private collection
- Presented in good order throughout
The Mini was manufactured by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The original Mini is considered a British icon of the 1960’s and its space-saving front-wheel drive layout allowed 80% of the car's floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage, influencing a generation of car makers. In 1999, the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century behind the Ford Model T.
This Mini Cooper was originally registered on 10th December 1997 and is finished in metallic purple with John Cooper Works decals and racing stripes. Both the interior and exterior are presented in good order having been well cared for in the current vendors ownership. Acquired by our vendor in 2010 the Mini has been dry stored since and has been treated to various maintenance work. A new ECU was fitted to the car, the sills were restored, the heater matrix was replaced and in 2014 the engine was rebuilt and upgraded to 1350cc. The vendor reports that the Mini runs very well and is offered with a sizeable history file including various sundry bills, invoices of maintenance work, old MoT test certificates, the current UK registration document and a MoT valid until December 2023. Also included in the sale is a new replacement wooden dashboard. Offered for sale without reserve, this is an ideal entry into classic car motoring at a relatively modest outlay.
Previous lotLot 107 - 1995 Jaguar XJS Celebration
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